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  1. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (2004) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    zbook said:
    That's nice space permitting.
    Another option could be the cloud.
    Or a usb stick, if it's large enough. You can also put the Macrium recovery media on the same usb so you just need to carry the one usb on your travels. Macrium is capable of saving images on a Fat32 usb, it automatically splits the image into 4GB chunks.
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Bree said:
    My solution to that, if you have sufficient free space on your drive, is to shrink C: and create a separate Data partition just to hold Macrium system images. If you also add Macrium to the boot menu you can (and I have) easily restore an image while travelling.

    Of course, that is no protection against a drive failure so I also keep system images on an external HDD.
    I do that on my laptop and schedule such backups. I also backup to an external HDD.
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 10,230
    Windows 10 Pro X64 1909 18363.815

    Buy a laptop that has room for a 2nd HDD, as I have, then you can still backup on a schedule or manually as needed.
    I have a 500GB SSD and a 500GB HDD.

    Drive failure is still a possibility but it's unlikely both will die at the same time.
    Backup to an external HDD when at home for additional assurance and as Zbook said, use the cloud. I would only do this for important data though. Too slow otherwise.
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  4. Mustachio's Avatar
    Posts : 80
    Windows 10pro/ 64b, ver 1903
    Thread Starter

    I plan on continuing to use Restore Points, although they sometimes have failed. Thanks for mentioning Mirror Folder, I'm researching similar appls for data BU. Of course I'll use multiple methods.

    I'll BU C: entirely plus my data partition. Wish it was easier to separate programs from C:, for BU, but it seems some programs must use C: so it's moot.

    Main thing I'm searching on is how to turn off autom driver updates in 10 and (still) if I can increase the number of Restore Points vs. just increase disk size. Otherwise I've got extra HDDs + a blu-ray & media so I should be good until Aug and a Ryzen build w/SSDs.

    Well thanks everyone, appreciate the help.
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  5. Fisher Mann's Avatar
    Posts : 475
    Win 10 Pro x64 19631 Fast

    I use Macrium Reflect after each Insiders release and if I don't get one in a week I do a back up anyway. I did use the tutorial on Sys Restore to do more frequent restore points. I have that just in case something weird happens between back ups. Have never had problems with Sys Restore and have had to use it a few times. One point: if you do Insiders you must re configure it after each new build is installed.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 24,106
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Main thing I'm searching on is how to turn off autom driver updates in 10
    Enable or Disable Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10 | Tutorials
    - includes a reg file.

    Also note that some driver updates can be independent of Windows update.
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  7. Posts : 32,320
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    Command line can be used to view restore points:

    Open administrative powershell and type or copy and paste:


    If you perform a system restore that fails see if you can find this log file:
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  8. Mustachio's Avatar
    Posts : 80
    Windows 10pro/ 64b, ver 1903
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